Pharma R&D Management Consulting Senior Manager

Locations: Boston, NYC/Florham Park, Philadelphia, Chicago

Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities

around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements

and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled

opportunity to grow and advance. Choose Accenture, and make delivering

innovative work part of your extraordinary career.

People in our Client & Market career track drive profitable growth by developing

market-relevant insights to increase market share or to create new markets.

They progress through required promotion points in market-facing roles that

have a direct impact on sales and revenue.

This position is for a Client& Market career track within Accenture's global

Accelerated R&D Services (ARDS) Consulting Practice. Our R&D business

provides innovative solutions that help pharmaceutical companies focus on the

science of getting new products to patients faster - across research, clinical,

regulatory, pharmacovigilance and medical affairs. We help our clients with their


  • Focusing on patient engagement throughout development
  • Advancing the next generation of R&D operating models resulting in better


  • Driving scientific and operational excellence and enabling efficient information


  • Harnessing the digital R&D revolution, using real world data to address

customer needs

ARDS is a global industry business service and spans all five of Accenture's

businesses (Strategy, Consulting, Technology, Operations, Digital), which allows

us to bring integrated end-to-end solutions to our clients.

Job Description:

R&D Consulting professionals work closely with our clients to design, build

and implement strategies that can help enhance business performance, which

requires our people to understand how business, technology and operations

intersect. Our deep understanding of our clients' industry and our global

perspective on progressive business ideas and emerging technologies enables

us to drive and deliver transformational change.

Typically our Senior Managers work at client sites, which requires travel. This

position may require up to 100% travel, depending on candidate location and

specific project responsibilities.

A professional at this position level within Accenture has responsibilities for the

following activities:

  • Providing strong R&D functional knowledge and expertise to team members
  • Providing solutions to complex business problems within an area of

responsibility, where analysis of situations and/ or data requires in-depth R&D

industry knowledge and an understanding of an organization's objectives

  • Leading teams (managers, consultants, analysts) on client engagements, with

accountability for (1) correct focus and alignment to client expectations, (2) ontime

completion of the work, and (3) a work product meeting or exceeding the

highest quality standards

  • Using research and professional experience to develop innovative thought

leadership and points of view and to contribute relevant industry insights to

project teams and clients

  • Leading teams in the design, development and implementation of business

operating models, (e.g., vision and strategy, business processes, organizational

and governance structures, supporting tools and templates, performance

metrics), and the related change management activities associated with


  • Defining the strategic direction of a project team aligned to client interests and

expectations, working with the team manager to communicate and execute that

strategic direction effectively within the project team

  • Interacting with senior management at a client and/ or within Accenture, which

may involve negotiating or influencing on matters of significant importance

  • Using latitude in decision making and judgment to determine solutions to day-today

and project challenges

  • Managing large teams and/ or work efforts (if in an individual contributor role) at

a client or within Accenture

  • Contributing to the growth of the R&D Consulting Practice by identifying and

pursuing new business opportunities, leading proposals, presentations, recruiting

activities, and by coaching and mentoring managers, consultants, analysts.

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